Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thursday scoop

I had a gain this morning. & it was water weight (I couldn't get my rings off at all). But I still hate seeing a gain.

The past 3 days I've had restaurant food for lunch. Monday & Tuesday, out of laziness, I had Chick Fil A salads. They are relatively healthy as far as fast food choices go, but are loaded with sodium. I never lose weight when I eat one for lunch. And yesterday I went to lunch with a friend & had Mexican. It was a carb up day; I did not over indulge; & I ordered fajitas and not a greasy cheesy burrito or chimichanga (my faves). But it was enough that I gained almost a pound this morning.

I ran Tuesday for only 30 minutes, and I netted 2.5 miles because I had to walk a lot. It's crazy how fast you can lose endurance when you aren't putting in a lot of miles regularly, which I haven't since before vacation. It's like I'm starting all over with running again. Thankfully I have a half marathon to train for so I've got a goal to keep me running. Goals for me = motivation to hit the pavement. And I walked for 30 minutes with my friend yesterday, while our kids had swim lessons. She's not a runner, so we walk.

Life is going to get crazy(ier) again soon. Mark starts his 2nd summer class next week, & he'll be gone on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday nights. He's got a big project due for his 1st summer class, in about a month. And of course he's still got to work & earn a living to support us.

I'm all about prayer right now, to help us keep it together without losing it.

The weekend will be busy. We will probably see our church group friends on Friday night. Saturday our group is serving dinner at the Rescue Mission (local men's homeless shelter)--we take the kids with us & they help us serve food & sing songs during the program. Sunday we have a pool party in the afternoon at Mark's cousin's house to celebrate his and another cousin's birthday's this month.

When will I ever find time to read Breaking Dawn? I've got about 300-400 pages left & haven't been able to read it for almost a week. I'm suffering withdrawals. At least the summer is flying by & November's New Moon will be here before I know it.

On the medication front, I'm not sleepy or spacey like I was on Sunday & Monday. I've been feeling kind of bleh, not really down but not up either. I'm wondering about a couple things though, whether they are bipolar symptoms. Last night I couldn't take the mess in my kitchen any more & cleaned like crazy. & this morning I couldn't keep a thought in my head--kept jumping from one random thing to another. I'm trying to pay more attention to things like that, and I don't know if I'm talking myself into thinking I'm bipolar (are my jumping thoughts the same as racing thoughts? I don't know) or if these things are normal and everyone goes through them. I'm writing it down & will ask the doctor when I see her in about 2 weeks.


Mama said...

I hear you on the sodium really messing with weight loss. I went up and down nearly three pounds over the weekend from restaurant eating and saltier than normal food.

Your mental state sounds somewhat normal to me. I can coexist with a messy house for quite a while and then all of a sudden I JUST CAN'T STAND IT ANY LONGER. And the inability to stay focused on one thing seems to come with motherhood. I swear most of my days are just like the book "if you give a mouse a cookie".

Hope things keep moving in a positive direction for you.

MCM Mama

Vickie said...

the problem/challenge (with all of us here) is that you are singing to the choir - probably most of us have similar symptoms - so what is typical of US and what is supposed to be typical (in general) might be two different things.

I think you are very smart not to assume anything and to keep as daily log (like you are doing).

Vickie said...

And - when I read your title my mind went to Pooper Scooper for some odd reason.

Helen said...

Don't worry about one pound up for one day! The scale does move daily...up AND down...on this program. Just stick with UPs have continued to keep going DOWN. :-)

Will post photos of St. John if I can while we're away...